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Sellers' Guide

How do I know if the items I have are suitable for one of your sales?

You are welcome to bring any items along to the saleroom Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm, there is always a valuer available for advice. For larger items or quantities of items we are happy to come to your home. Alternatively, you may email photographs to and we will give you an idea of the item’s value.


Valuation and selling your item

  • We offer free valuations of your items by one of our experienced valuers here at our site in St Ives.

  • If you decide to sell you will be asked to sign a contract and we will receive or collect the item(s) for cataloging. The contract will specify the reserve, the seller’s commission and our Conditions of Business

  • We will notify you of the date of the sale and if items are included in a Fine Art sale or Our Antiques & Interiors Sales.


What is the sellers commission rate?

  • The standard rate of commission is 20% (plus VAT) subject to a minimum fee of £5 per lot. We are happy to discuss reduced rates for high volume consignments. Please note that we do not make any additional charges for insurance.


How do I get the items to the saleroom?

  • We can help arrange collection of your items. The fee for this service can either be charged directly, or deducted from your sale proceeds

  • Please contact us if you wish to deliver your items to us, to arrange a mutually convenient time.


How do I find out sale results?

  • All results will be available on our website at the end of each sale day

  • Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss sale results.


How soon will I be paid?

  • Cheque and statements are sent approximately 10 working days after the sale 

  • If you prefer, payment can be made directly to your bank.


How to proceed if items remain unsold

  • The seller will be notified of any unsold items. The seller can then either re-offer the lot(s) with a lower reserve in a future auction, or collect the lot(s).

Terms and conditions

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